Victoria Beckham proud of her transition into fashion
Victoria Beckham views her transition from popstar to designer as her greatest accomplishment.
The British designer and style icon rose to fame with the Spice Girls, before leaving the all-female pop group to focus on new ventures, and launched her eponymous label in 2008.
And it is her near-seamless evolution into the fashion industry that Victoria cites as one of her top achievements when it comes to her career.
“That hasn’t really been done before,” she told Vogue Australia. “I never went into this to prove anything to anybody other than myself.”
The 42-year-old presented her latest line at New York Fashion Week last month (Sep16), showing a range of knitwear, lingerie-style pieces and coveted crushed velvet pleated skirts and dresses, all of which garnered critical acclaim.
Though she’s achieved huge success, Victoria, who shares four children with husband David Beckham, asserts that she tries to strike a good balance between her home and work life.
“Family will always come first. I want to be the best mother and best wife I can be. I rarely go out … when I’m not working, we socialise as a family. David and I are very, very present as parents and I think that’s the most important thing. We both work but we have a great relationship with all our children,” she explained.
Victoria stars on the cover of the November issue of Vogue Australia, looking sophisticated in a white shirt with her hair pulled into a soft chignon. The photoshoot was photographed by Boo George and styled by Tony Irvine, with the publication’s editor-in-chief Edwina McCann revealing that she chose Victoria to appear in the edition in order to recognise her work outside of the fashion industry, specifically her role as a Global Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS.
“We endorse her willingness to give back and encourage those of us who might be inspired by her to ask how we all might follow her example,” she said.